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Integrating outcomes assessment and research into clinical care in inpatient adult psychiatric treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20025425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe an evolving outcomes project implemented across the adult inpatient programs at The Menninger Clinic. In the inpatient phase of the project, patients complete a computerized battery of standardized scales at admission, at biweekly intervals throughout treatment, and at discharge. In addition to providing aggregate data for outcomes research, these assessments are incorporated into routine clinical care, with results of each individual assessment provided to the treatment team and to the patient. The inpatient phase of the project employs Web-based software in preparation for a forthcoming follow-up phase in which patients will continue after discharge to complete assessments on the same computer platform. This article begins with a brief overview of related research at the Clinic to place the current project in local historical context. Then the authors describe the assessment instruments, the ways in which the assessments are integrated into clinical care, plans for follow-up assessments, the central role of information technology in the development and implementation of the project, the primary research questions, and some of the major challenges in implementing the project. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the project can serve as a platform for a broad future research agenda.
Jon G Allen; B Christopher Frueh; Thomas E Ellis; David M Latini; Jane S Mahoney; John M Oldham; Carla Sharp; Laurie Wallin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1943-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Menninger Clin     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-22     Completed Date:  2010-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507032     Medline TA:  Bull Menninger Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Menninger Clinic and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Informatics / instrumentation
Mental Disorders / epidemiology*,  rehabilitation*
Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
Psychiatry / methods*
Research / methods*
Social Support
Technology, Medical
Treatment Outcome
United States

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